Looking for a hotel for your next vacation? Check-in and check-out these newly-opened and refurbished properties
A taste of London luxury awaits at No. Ten Manchester Street, a 44-bedroom boutique hotel in the heart of Marylebone Village. Spread across a beautiful Edwardian-style townhouse, the hotel’s rooms and suites showcase the unique architecture from that era, and are each fitted with bespoke Christopher Guy furniture and Hypnos beds. Indulge with an in-room spa session, or kick back at the cigar lounge, known for being one of London’s finest cigar venues. Dine at the hotel’s Diecci Restaurant, an elegant, informal setting where one can unwind while tucking into authentic Italian flavours.
New boutique hotel Timez Hotel Melaka pays homage to the city’s colourful past while catering to modern travellers. Housed in a converted pre-war building, its 15 individually designed rooms and suites are themed around five cultures that have helped define Melaka through the centuries. Hand-strung beads in the Manek room harken back to traditional Peranakan influences, while the Azujelos Room celebrates the Portuguese tiles of the same name. At the lobby, be greeted by 62 pieces of Swatch watches from a private collection, and tuck into Asian-Western fusion delights at SuperRabbit Café before heading out for a day of exploration.
Travellers looking for a comfy refuge close to the Sydney Airport will find it at Mantra Hotel, a stylish premium accommodation with 136 contemporary studio rooms, a restaurant and bar, integrated lobby and reception space. Take the stress out of missed flights with 24/7 services such as express check-outs, Internet kiosks and casual dining. The hotel is just a few minutes away by foot from the airport’s domestic terminal. As part of the opening special until September 29, guests can enjoy a special rate when they stay in a Studio King room which includes 1GB of Internet access daily, welcome drink voucher on arrival and room upgrade, subject to availability.
Set amid lush gardens, Templation Hotel Angkor draws inspiration from wonders both natural and manmade – that of the abundant greenery and tropical flora surrounding it as well as the waterways and reservoirs that once nurtured the ancient Khmer city of Angkor. Priding itself in sustainable practices, the resort uses solar panels for its energy needs, powering 33 living spaces that mostly come with their own private pools. Open designs invite guests to rest, relax and contemplate, whether it’s at the lounge and bar area, the swimming pool or the restaurant, which offers Asian, Khmer and Western flavours.
Following a major expansion, refurbishment and rebranding, La Siesta Resort and Spa Hoi An reopens with a brand new East Wing, a luxurious 37-room annexe that encompasses a spa, saltwater pool and fine-dining venue. Meticulous attention to detail permeates the new wing, featuring handcrafted teak furniture and polished wood flooring. Poolside suites come with deep wooden bathtubs and private Swedish saunas, while Duplex suites feature expansive balconies overlooking the pool. Blending tradition with modern luxury, guests can enjoy handmade toiletries from the resort’s own line of spa products, Samsung soundbars and espresso coffee makers, as well as access to services such as a personal butler.
Work and Play
Conrad Guangzhou welcomes guests to a new and stylish urban oasis in the heart of CBD Zhujiang New Town. Boasting panoramic views of the Pearl River, its 309 spacious guest rooms and suites are housed in a modern 27-storey tower, with easy access to premium shopping outlets, entertainment, art venues and corporate offices, making it ideal for both business and leisure. Rooms come with all the comforts, such as walk-in closets, large flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi, while dining options are aplenty at the hotel’s three signature restaurants and a lounge and bar. Stay fit on-the-go at the fitness centre or the 25-metre indoor pool with sweeping views of the city, before relaxing tired muscles with on-site spa treatments.